“He is Not a Headline to Nobody” – Anthony Yarde and Lyndon Arthur Want Rematch After a Gruesome Battle

Published 12/05/2020, 7:52 PM EST
Boxing – Anthony Yarde v Lyndon Arthur – Church House, London, Britain – December 5, 2020 Anthony Yarde in action against Lyndon Arthur Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Lyndon Arthur retained his clean record and became the new WBO (Intercontinental) and Commonwealth (British) light heavyweight champion by outpointing Anthony Yarde on the judge’s scorecard in their 12-rounds main event battle.

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It wasn’t a lopsided win for ‘King Arthur’ as both the men had significant moments. Yarde dominated the fight for a brief period and pushed his opponent to the corner multiple times.

However, Lyndon Arthur rose and displayed something similar when he got the opportunity. He landed some crisp right hands on Yarde, which seemingly advanced his numbers on the scorecard.

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Although Yarde didn’t consider them enough, those shots were proven to be costly for him. After the close contest battle, Arthur walked off with the win on a margin of 115-114. 111-117, and 115-114.

Meanwhile, the pair appeared unhappy with the result, and fans hinted that there could be a rematch in the future. In the post-fight interview, both Yarde and Arthur also expressed their readiness for a rematch.

Lyndon Arthur vs Anthony Yarde 2?

Yarde considered it as a robbery, as he claimed to have done enough to bag the win. He was clearly vexed with the result and didn’t hesitate to speak out his mind while Arthur was alongside.

‘The Beast’ said, “Lyndon, he is not a headline to nobody. It was close, but if you look at who landed the cleaner set of punches. The punches he landed were jabs. I landed more jabs. I landed my own jabs.”

‘King Arthur’ accepted the same and said his right hand was not there in the fight. Although he was the winner, he still didn’t appear satisfied with the result.

Talking about a possible re-match, Arthur said, “We want a rematch. Of course.”

Boxing – Anthony Yarde v Lyndon Arthur – Church House, London, Britain – December 5, 2020 Lyndon Arthur in action against Anthony Yarde Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Since both the men are interested in a rematch, it can further intensify the light heavyweight tale for all the obvious reasons. Yarde and Arthur are familiar with each other’s skills and prowess now, and the second encounter can look absolutely different.

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Both the Britons are heavy knockout punchers and they often close the show with one punch. It didn’t happen in their latest face-off, but the pair might have learned a hard lesson from it.

Do you think Anthony Yarde deserved to win the fight against Lyndon Arthur? Will we see a rematch?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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